The Bellinghman (bellinghman) wrote,
The Bellinghman
bellinghman

#206 Christopher Paolini: Eldest

Christopher Paolini: Eldest

Paperback: 704 pages
Publisher: Corgi Childrens (7 Sep 2006)
ISBN-10: 0552552119
ISBN-13: 978-0552552110
Category(ies): Fantasy

I reviewed its predecessor, Eragon, about a year ago. I wasn't impressed by that one, but there's always hope that a young author will develop talents not previously perceptible.

Sadly, I don't think that's happened here. I think the author is too in love with the way that Tolkein wrote to realise that by now we've seen that too many times before. He is inventive, yes, but within the particular rather limited form of fantasy that has long been clear felled by Eddings, Brooks and the like. This needs more originality.
Tags: books, reviews
Subscribe

  • Hugo novels

    So I've worked my way through the novel shortlist, and I've a pretty good idea that I will be actually marking 'No Award' above one particular book.…

  • Retromancer

    I finished reading Robert Rankin's latest pbb last night, and was amused at the Tuckerisation of lproven, but also by the presence of a…

  • Planet 51

    We went off to the cinema yesterday afternoon to see this rather engaging animated feature. Annoyingly, since 'it's a cartoon', and the latest…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments